Select one. The 1980 Convention was brokered because…
- Option 1
- Primaries were not popular at the time. False. Primaries became popular in the 1960s.
- Option 2
- Kennedy refused to concede the nomination. True. Kennedy waited until the last day of the convention, and even tried to persuade delegates to shift their votes to him.
- Option 3
- Both Kennedy and Carter received the same number of electoral votes. False. Carter built up an early lead and won the majority of the primaries.
- Option 4
- There are no rules that delegates had to vote for Carter. False. Certain delegates were bound by rule to honor their state's primary selection.